Careers inspiration for Excelsior students

Friday, April 28th, 2017.

More than 1,200 pupils learned about the wealth of job opportunities available to them at a careers fair linking them directly to employers. The CEIAG Inspiration Day embedded careers into the school curriculum for pupils across Excelsior Academy, from Rainbird Primary through to the Sixth Form College. Assistant Principal Deon Krishnan and his team played... Read more »

Cooking up success on work introduction

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017.

Excelsior College students Anam Rauf and Katie Walton are impressing staff at MOD Pizza with their customer service skills as they take their first steps into the world of work. The 18-year-olds are soaking up everything the talented team at the busy Metro Centre restaurant tell them. Excelsior Head Girl Anam impressed staff so much... Read more »

Former teacher Jane appointed Chief Executive at Laidlaw Schools Trust

Monday, April 24th, 2017.

The newly-appointed chief executive of a leading trust of North East schools will use her teaching experience and understanding of local communities to help ensure pupils are supported to reach their full potential. Gateshead-born Jane Spence spent ten years teaching biology and psychology at Newcastle and Sunderland Colleges. She made the move into the Civil... Read more »

Excelsior Academy joins national high-performing schools network

Monday, April 24th, 2017.

Excelsior Academy has been recognised for its level of performance and has joined Leading Edge, a national network of exclusively high-performing secondary and special schools. Leading Edge supports schools working in partnership to raise achievement, develop innovative practice and share practical strategies within and beyond the network. Run by the by the Schools, Students and Teachers network (SSAT),... Read more »

Hard work rewarded for Milburn School pupils

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017.

Outstanding effort and attainment has earned pupils in Excelsior Academy’s Milburn School achievement certificates and glowing praise from their teachers. The awards were presented across all subjects to those pupils hand-picked by their teachers for the determination they show to succeed. Milburn School Principal David Hughes told pupils at an achievement assembly: “You are all... Read more »

Oxford and Cambridge universities beckon for Excelsior students

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017.

Hand-picked college students from Excelsior Academy have seized the chance of a lifetime to sample life at two of the world’s most prestigious universities. The five talented teenagers from the academy’s sixth form college will spend four-day residentials during Easter at either Cambridge or Oxford universities as part of the Teach First Futures programme giving... Read more »